Good goose hunting guides are sometimes hard to come by.  At Bay Prairie both our Texas goose hunting Guides and our Saskatchewan goose hunting guides are seasoned professionals who consistently deliver the best hunt possible with the resources available.

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Our goose hunting guides take photos of their shoots so that you can see that they really do deliver

Our Texas Hunts:

We offer morning guided Texas goose hunts, duck or sandhill crane hunts,
as well as Morning or Afternoon Bay Texas Duck hunts.
• Morning Texas waterfowl hunts: goose, duck or sandhill crane
• Morning & afternoon hunts: duck
• Morning hunts ONLY: goose hunting and sandhill crane hunting

Hunting packages include a guided Texas hunt, lodging, continental breakfast, lunch, kennels, bird processing, packaging and freezing. There is no additional charge for any of these services.

OUR HUNTING SEASON: Our Texas hunting season is from the first of November to the end of February. If you would like to hunt earlier than these dates, please refer to the Saskatchewan section and consider waterfowl hunting in Canada.

Texas goose hunting guide
Texas goose hunting guide

    SASKATCHEWAN AND TEXAS GOOSE HUNTING GUIDES & CRANE HUNTS:

    Our morning goose hunting guides originate from our lodge in Midfield, TX.

      • Wake up call is 3:30 to 4:00 a.m.
      • Gather in the dining room for a continental breakfast and meet your guide.
      • Your guide gives a briefing on field conditions, based on the previous day’s information.
      • After breakfast, your guide takes you to a selected field based on the best conditions for successful hunting.
        At the field (Guided Goose Hunt):
      • Guide and party set out a spread of sillosocks, full body decoys and/or shell decoys.
      • This is a group effort and can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.
      • The guide presents safety orientation before the hunt begins.
        Our Waterfowl Guides are:
      • Seasoned professionals who know how to set a spread and call geese to optimize your successful hunting experience.
      • No amateurs guides are allowed at Bay Prairie Outfitters.
      • Stat: 80% of our clients who return request the same guide.
      • All guides have 4 wheelers to haul equipment to the field.
        Basic Guided Goose Hunt rule:
      • We reserve the right to combine hunting parties to ensure the best quality shooting for everyone. Combining parties is needed from time to time but yields larger spreads which normally equal better shoots.
      • We require 6 or more for a private party.
      • Hunts end at noon.
        Types of birds hunted:
      • Snows
      • Blues
      • Ross’s
      • White-fronted
      • Canada
      • Sandhill cranes
        Our goal:
      • To provide the best hunting experience possible!

      We suggest that you bring the following items with you to your Bay Prairie hunt:

    • Camo Clothing (light/warm)
    • Flashlight
    • Camera
    • Rain gear
    • Waders
    • Rubber boots
    • 12 ga. 3 inch or larger for geese
      Shot size: BB or larger
    • Face mask

    *We also have shotgun shells for sale, shotgun and wader rentals.

    Weather plays a key role in the success of our guided goose hunts. The more turbulent and storm-filled the weather, the better for hunting. Clear, calm days will be less successful.


    Guided goose hunts

TEXAS DUCK HUNTING:

      We offer both morning and afternoon bay ducks hunts that take place in the coastal marshes around the Port O'Connor/Seadrift area. For our morning hunts we also offer lodging and a continental breakfast in the same area.
We have five coast guard licensed guides with boats.Texas Duck Hunting
    We do not depend upon fixed blinds for our hunting success. If no brush is available where the ducks are, we will cut brush and bring it to the best area for the hunt. Our morning and afternoon ducks hunts are for a minimum of three and maximum of four hunters per blind. You may share a boat for transport with another party but we do not hunt from boats.
    Shallow water bay flats are usually hunted for pintail, redheads, widgeon and teal, but other species that are harvested include mallard, mottled duck, wood duck, bufflehead, scaup and black bellied whistling tree duck. Eighty percent of the redhead population of North America winters in the coastal marshes of Texas where we hunt regularly. We have such a variety of birds to hunt that many of our hunters collect different species for mounting.

 

THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY OUR TEXAS WATERFOWL HUNTING:

 To indulge in a full day of great waterfowling, we suggest that you plan to hunt geese and cranes in the morning, and follow it up with an afternoon bay duck hunt. We have been offering bay duck hunts in this area since 1988. If you do not wish to hunt geese, we also provide morning bay hunts for ducks with lodging near the bay.

We suggest that you bring the following items for bay duck hunting at Bay Prairie Outfitters:

  • Camo clothing
  • Waders
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Shotgun
  • Shells
    We recommend 2's 3's or 4 shot for ducks
  • Face mask
*We also have shotgun shells for sale, shotgun and wader rentals.

To guarantee the dates of your choice, make reservations early. We usually do book out.
A deposit is required to confirm reservations with the balance due upon arrival.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Deposits are non refundable, cannot be applied to someone else's balance nor applied to an upcoming season.

Goose hunting and duck hunting with us can be paid for with the cards.

For Further Information And Assistance Please Call or Email
Mike Ladnier @ Bay Prairie Outfitters

Our goose hunting guides will be happy to talk to you please give us a call

Around The Lodge In Texas (Photo Tour)

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BAY PRAIRIE LODGE is located in Midfield Texas, about 80 miles southwest of Houston.
We offer full service lodging facility with a dining room for meals in a quiet comfortable setting.
Our rooms include one or two beds, cable TV, telephone, ac/heat, and private bath.
Kennels are available on-site for hunters who wish to work their own dogs.
Reservations must be made in advance if you wish to bring your own retriever.
    Our three cabins are set up for private parties of 4 or more. Each cabin will sleep 4 to 6 hunters.
Clean and comfortable, these cabins are the solution for large party accommodations.
Each cabin includes card tables, cable TV,and telephone. Cabin bathrooms are clean and private.
Bay Prairie is a clean and neat facility and we pride ourselves on the quality of our offerings.
    Our state of the art bird cleaning facility is located on the premises.
There are no fees for cleaning your birds, we do this free as part of your hunting package.
For mounting birds, we will package and freeze them for transport to your favorite taxidermist.

TRAVEL TO BAY PRAIRIE:
Our lodge is located in Midfield Texas, about 80 miles southwest of Houston.

FROM GEORGE BUSH & HOBBY AIRPORTS:

Please ask the car rental agency directions to the Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway)
Take Beltway 8 southwest and follow it around to Hwy. 59 (Victoria Exit).
Travel Hwy. 59 south to El Campo, take Hwy. 71 exit (El Campo/Palacios) exit off of Hwy. 59. Turn left onto Hwy. 71 and go 16.6 miles.
You will come to an intersection with a blinking light and stop sign. The Bay Prairie Lodge will be to your right on the corner.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
For non-resident hunters you will need a:
5 day special nonresident license along with a Texas state duck stamp and a federal duck stamp.
If you are planning to hunt Sandhill cranes please ask them for a free permit.
You can get your license two different ways:
Call TP&W at 800-895-4248 - OR- Buy your license online - Texas License Online

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Bay Prairie Outfitters (BPO&P, INC.) is licensed to operate in Saskatchewan, Canada.
We offer three day package waterfowl hunts, with a minimum of four hunters per group. The three day waterfowl hunting package includes three nights of lodging, three meals, (continental breakfast, lunch and dinner), three guided morning Saskatchewan waterfowl hunts and two afternoon hunts, license, shotgun shells and bird processing. Our waterfowl hunts in Saskatchewan are from Monday thru Wednesday or Thursday thru Saturday. There is no hunting allowed on Sunday in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Goose Hunt Outfitter We are located 1 1/2 hrs. East of Regina in the lower eastern part of the province. However we operate in 5 zones and will go where the birds are to provide the best waterfowl experience possible. The zones are known for holding plentiful numbers of ducks, geese and cranes. Some of the best shooting experiences ever occur in Saskatchewan and we are in the heart of the flyway. We hunt over barley, peas and wheat fields mostly for mallards and canada geese.
Your waterfowl experience will begin by flying into the city of Regina and renting a car. That afternoon we will meet you at your lodging facility and will have your license and shells ready. The next morning a continental breakfast will be provided and we will leave around 4:00 a.m. You will follow your guide to and from the field. We use only the best hunting equipment to insure a quality hunt for you. Decoys, blinds calling etc. will be provided. Normally the hunt will be over by 10:00 a.m. and we will return for lunch. Later, that afternoon we will go out on an afternoon duck hunt if you have not limited out that morning. Another option would be afternoon snow goose or sandhill crane hunting. In addition, at times we may be able to hunt Hungarian partridge or sharp-tailed grouse.
     That evening a great dinner will be provided and we will awake you the next morning to begin again. The thrill of hunting waterfowl in Saskatchewan is a waterfowler's dream. Book a hunt with us and experience a dream come true.

SASKATCHEWAN WATERFOWL HUNTING DATES AND LIMITS

DUCKS - Sept. 01 thru Dec. 15h
8 Daily of which only three may be pintails. Possession: Two times daily limit.

GEESE - WHITE GEESE - Sept. 01 thru Dec. 15th
Includes white and blue phase snow geese and Ross's geese. 20 daily Limit. Possession: 60

DARK GEESE - Sept. 10 thru Dec. 15th
Includes Canada and white-fronted geese. Limit 8 daily of which only 3 may be white-fronted geese.

Possession: 2 times the daily limit.

SANDHILL CRANES - Sept. 01 thru Dec. 15th
Limit 5 daily. Possession 10

HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE, SHARP-TAILED GROUSE & RUFFED GROUSE
Sept. 15th thru Nov. 14th.
Sharp-Tailed Grouse: 3 daily - Season limit:6
Hungarian Partridge: 8 daily- Season limit: 24
Ruffed Grouse: 10 daily - Possession: 20

CURRENT REGINA WEATHER

We Suggest You Bring These Items To Your Hunt:

  • Camo Clothing, layered is ideal. Temps average 25 to 60 in Sept. & colder in Oct.
  • Waterproof clothing, gloves and warm boots
  • 12 ga. Shotgun 3 or 3.5" (modified or improved)
  • Face mask
  • Camera
  • Calls - if you would like to participate please join in with the guide
  • Alarm clock
  • Cooler for your birds

INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT

  • Lodging and Meals
  • Three Guided Morning Hunts and
    Two Guided Afternoon Hunts
  • License and Shotgun Shells (3" provided)
  • Bird Processing (Birds will be breasted
    with one wing left on)

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pickup
  • Transportation and from the field
  • Alcoholic beverages

Saskatchewan Goose Hunting

CHECKLIST WHEN TRAVELING TO CANADA

1) You must have a passport.

2) We would recommend you bring two shotguns. One for back up just in case you have a malfunction problems. You will need to register your guns with U.S. Customs in order to bring them back over the border from Canada. Be sure your gun case is airline approved.

3) In order to bring shotguns into Canada,
print out a Non-resident Firearm Declaration form CAFC 909.
This form needs to be filled out in triplicate. Do not sign.
Wait until you are in front of a custom agent and then sign.
Another way is to pre-register by calling 306-975-4755 ext. 2

4) If you have had any criminal offense, even a DUI,
contact Canada Border Crossing services at 800-438-7020.

To guarantee the dates of your choice, make reservations early. We usually do book out.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservations with the balance due no later than Aug. 15th.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Deposits are non refundable, cannot be applied to someone else's balance nor applied to an upcoming season.

Goose hunting and duck hunting with us can be paid for with the cards.

For Further Information And Assistance Please Call Or Email
Mike Ladnier @ Bay Prairie Outfitters

Our goose hunting guides will be happy to talk to you please give us a call

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